Andy Murray crashes out of Vienna Open in straight sets defeat to Carlos Alcaraz
Andy Murray crashes out of Vienna Open in straight sets defeat to promising Spanish teen and US Open quarterfinalist Carlos Alcaraz
- Andy Murray lost 6-4 6-3 to Carlos Alcaraz in the last-16 of the Vienna Open
- It is the first defeat of the former British and number 1 in the world in the Austrian capital
- Promising teenager Alacaraz (18) reached the quarterfinals of the US Open this year
- Murray beat Alcaraz at Indian Wells this month, but the Spaniard got his revenge
Andy Murray’s nine-game unbeaten run in Vienna came to an end with a defeat to promising Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz in the last 16 leg of the city’s Open.
The three-time Grand Slam winner defeated world No. 10 Hubert Hurkacz in the first round to improve his form earlier this week, but was no match for US Open quarter-finalist Alcaraz in Austria.
The 18-year-old Spaniard was able to win a first set that lasted well over an hour after a flurry of early breaks from both players, and while Murray took the lead in the second set via a break, Alcaraz went on the offensive, producing a stunning comeback win 6-3 6-4.
Andy Murray crashed out of Vienna Open in last 16 leg with defeat to Carlos Alcaraz
Murray beat 18-year-old Alcaraz in Indian Wells this month, but the Spaniard got his revenge
Alcaraz made it to the last eight at Flushing Meadows this year, but Murray beat the teen earlier this month at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.
Now the Spaniard, who is number 38 in the world, has revenge on the former Briton and number 1 in the world.
More to follow.